Bernard Allison was born to play and sing the blues, as well as born to play and sing funk, rock, R&B and more. The son of blues legend Luther Allison and a guitarist with a stunning and broad command of his instrument, he leads the movement that is creating blues music for a new generation. Already a major star in Europe following a decade of living and touring on the Continent, Allison recently returned to his homeland to rapidly establish himself as both a thrilling player and a musical stylist who seamlessly fuses tradition with contemporary sounds.
Allison's blues for a new century are indelibly stamped onto Storms of Life, his second release with Tone-Cool Records. As he works his way through material by fellow guitar talents like Mark Knopfler, Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons, Anders Osborne, and his father Luther, it's clear that Allison puts his own variegated imprint on everything he plays. As Billboard observed of his last album, "Although he plays with the power and majesty of his father, Allison stands in nobody's shadow. [He] will certainly have an impact on the modern blues idiom."
For Storms of Life, Allison joined forces with producer/engineer David Z, whose credits match Allison's stylistic breadth: blues players old and new like Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, John Mayall and Chris Duarte, such rock acts as Fine Young Cannibals and Big Head Todd & The Monsters, and R&B stars like Jody Watley and Jill Jones. The results prove that the roots of blues music support an idiom that is still very much alive, and continuing to grow and evolve.